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{EXPIRED} SodaStream Fountain Jet Giveaway

My family is HUGE soda drinkers, so when I was given the opportunity to review SodaStream Fountain Jet, we were so excited.

The Fountain Jet ROCKS! It took less than 5 minutes from out of the box to a refreshing root beer.

4 SIMPLE steps to set up:
Insert carbon tank into back
Fill bottle with cold water, insert in front
Press the button on top to carbonate
Pull out bottle, add flavor

The slim machine itself looks great on the kitchen counter. It takes up very little space. The flavor bottles don't take up much storage space either. It will cut down on the heavy lugging of pop from the store and on our plastic disposal.

Not to mention the savings on soda and energy drinks. Energy drinks are over $3 a piece!

We have tried the Cola, Root beer, Energy Drink (taste like Red Bull according to my husband) Orange Mango, Diet Cola, Cranberry Raspberry, and several other flavors they sent us. I love the Cranberry Raspberry. The kiddo loves several and has been drinking the energy drink before football practice. Hubby also likes the energy drink.

There is still so many we havnt tried yet; sparkling water, sparkling flavored water, sparkling water with juice (like Crystal Geiser Juice-Sparkling water Spritzers), and club soda.

The Soda Stream flavors contain NO high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients and are lower in calories than name brands. To compare your favorites go HERE

“One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.”

There are several authorized dealers now too! Bed Bath & Beyond being one of them, so you can pick up your flavors there as well as exchange the carbonators.

In summary, the machine is incredibly easy to use and is attractive left on the countertop. The resulting carbonated products are delicious and the flavoring possibilities are endless. It’s an economical and ecofriendly way to cut back spending on a ton of different drink products you may buy on a regular basis.

Buy It For Yourself! The Soda Stream Jet Starter Kit starts at just $99 and can be purchased HERE, along with a ton of awesome flavors.

WIN IT!!! SodaStream Giveaway: SodaStream has generously offered to give away a complete SodaStream Starter Kit featuring the fountain jet, carbonator, and several soda flavors to one of my lucky readers! US residents only. NO PO BOXES ALLOWED.

Mandatory Entry: Subscribe to my blog via Google friend or RSS Feed, and come back here leaving me a comment letting me know that you did. If you are already a subscriber leave a comment stating so.

Extra Entries: There are several ways to gain additional entries in this amazing giveaway!
1. "Like" my facebook page. CLICK HERE
2. Follow SodaStream on Twitter CLICK HERE and leave a comment here with your twitter name.
3. Follow me on twitter. CLICK HERE Leave a comment here with your name.
4. Visit SodaStream’s website and let me know what two flavors you are most excited to try in a separate comment.
5. Blog about this giveaway on your own blog and leave me the URL in your comment.
6. List this giveaway in any forum or Mr.Linky and leave me the URL in your comment (only one comment for each forum or Mr.Linky per person).

Entry deadline is October 16, 2010. The winner will be drawn by random.org on October 17, 2010.


I was offered no other compensation for reviewing this product and all opinions are my own and my family, they may differ from yours.


Making A Mini Toilet Roll Tag Book With Elmer's Crafters Kit

I received the above BzzAgent kit to review a few days ago. I had been wanting to scrap a mini toilet roll tag book for some time now and decided this was the perfect opportunity to use and review this kit!

To adhere the pretty papers to the rolls, I used the tape runner on the body and the glue stick to tuck the paper ends into the roll. The glue pen was also used on some of the ends. It is really cool being a double tipped glue pen! All adhesives are acid free and archival safe.

Front cover: On my flower and butterfly embellishments I used the glue pen and glue spots. The glue spots make the embellishments stand off the page giving it more dimension.

I used the X-acto corner rounder punch to round off some of my stickers and the scissors to cut a pretty edge on some of the scrapbook papers. Each page has room to add a photo and a journaling tag that slides out from inside the covered roll to journal any thoughts and important info about the photo.

All the glues dried clear. The scissors and punch cut sharply without tearing my papers or stickers. This is very important!

The only problem I had with anything in the kit was the glue runner was tempermental. It seemed to work great at first, but after 3 pages it began working intermittently. I'm hoping this was just a faulty runner and want to try another one because the quality of the adhesive was wonderful.

Over all, these products were easy to use and performed as expected.

Visit Elmer’s website and register to receive insider information from Craft It! with Elmer’s. You’ll be among the first to receive free samples, project ideas and inspiration, exclusive newsletters, special offers and new product news. Plus, there will be new weekly craft projects available online!

Disclosure: I am a BzzAgent and received this Elmer’s Crafters kit as a part of their BzzCampaign. I was offered no other compensation for speaking about the products, other than the kit that I received. All opinions are my own, and may differ from yours.


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Kohls 10 off 10 and 10 off 20 coupons

Make sure to check the front page of your newspaper today for a Kohls coupon sticker!

Many are reporting a $10 off a $20 couon in the newspaper valid 9/29 - 10/9! California is reporting a $10 off a $10 purchase coupon!

The coupon is valid September 29th through October 9th, in-stores only.

Let me know what you received in which area paper.

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Today is Swaggernaut Appreciation Day!

TSG says we're going to do some fun stuff as a part of a Swaggernaut Appreciation Day, to say thanks for your patience, help and loyalty. Get ready for some fun...

Expect several codes today. If you havn't signed up for Swagbucks yet, you are loosing FREE money! Swagbucks can be used to purchase great prizes and gift cards.

My favorite is to purchase the Amazon gift cards then use them to purchase gifts for my family.

Hurry! Get signed up today! click here on this banner...
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ps... later this week I have an exciting HUGE giveaway! Keep your eyes peeled for it!



September is whole grains month! Roman Meal has lots of yummy recipes and to help us out they have a $1 off 1 loaf Roman Meal bread coupon on their site. Also be sure to "like" them on facebook where you will find more recipes.

CLICK HERE to print your $1 off one loaf of Roman Meal Bread coupon. (can be printed twice)

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Silhouette SD vs Cricut Expression

I'm tired of my Sizzix machine. It is so outdated. Buying the dies for it is becoming harder and harder.

There are tons of projects I want to do and so many Christmas gifts I could make and a new digital cutting machine would make life much easier.

But which one is the best?

The Cricut Expression?


The Silhouette SD?

Do you have either the Cricut or the Silhouette SD? Have any of you had a chance to do a review on either? Which one do you think is better and why? Also I would love to see some of your projects! Fill my comment box up with your opinions and projects!



Printable Trident Coupons

Trident has 3 printable coupons on their Facebook Fan Page. Click HERE.

$1 off 2 packs Trident Layers.

.50 off 1 pack Trident White.

$1 off any 2 single packs.

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FREE Reusable Shopping Bag

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets has brought back its reusable bag giveaway. The giveaway will run through the end of the month. A purchase of $20 or more is required. To get your special coupon for the canvas bag, visit their Fresh & Easy Facebook fan page.


From Canning to Baking!~Cupcakes, Bread and Cinnamon Rolls

I've been baking up a storm the last few days!

First I baked Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes with Mocha Butter Frosting. They turned out great and we all loved the taste!

Then I baked Onion Soup Bread. I was totally surprised my kiddo loved this bread. He doesn't eat onions, although he likes onion flavor. It has something to do with the texture of onions. I guess the soup didn't have enough to bother him and what little it does have, they are crunchy. He told me it was so good I should make a bunch of loaves and sell them! lol

Today it was rainy here again and damp. I decided to make some home made cinnamon rolls. I used my bread machine on the dough cycle and I don't think it made it any quicker! But they turned out lovely.

Look at that gooey yumminess!

The weather is getting cooler here as well as the days getting shorter. I shouldn't rush fall or winter, it will be long enough on it's own. But I do miss the type of cooking I do during these months.

How about you? What have you been baking?

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The winner for the Tersano Lotus LSR100 Home Sanitizing System has been drawn!

I want to thank everyone for participating, this review and giveaway was very exciting and fun for me. I LOVE eco-friendly green products.

I just wish I could have given every 167 of you one, BUT you still have another chance! Tersano is having another giveaway. You can enter

Now for the winner of this giveaway....



Printable $5 on 5 Kraft Coupon has reset!

The Kraft $5 on 5 printable coupon has reset. I just printed mine this morning, so hurry these coupons don't last long at all!

Go HERE to print. Be sure to hit your back button and print it twice!

I'm watching for a great sale on cheese. I NEED FREE CHEESE! What great deals have you got with your $5 on 5 coupons? Tell me, I want to hear about them ALL!

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Meal Plan Monday

If you would like to join in on Organizing Junkie's Meal Plan Monday's, check out her site. There are lots of great cooks that link their weekly menus there and share their recipes. There is something for any kind of diet!

Here's my menu board for this week:

I am cooking blue hake fillets for the first time this week. I want to incorporate more fish into our diets. Kiddo and I have no problem with this, hubby doesnt care for fish. I'll be using this recipe .

I would love for you to tell me about a great fish dish of yours. Maybe I can convert my hubby with your help.

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Printable Try Dulcolax FREE Coupon

Hurry to get your Dulcolax TRY IT FREE Printable Coupon
! They won't last long.

Here is the great Walgreens deal this week:

Dulcolax 24ct pack or 4.1oz bottle $6.99
use the printable Try it FREE coupon: free up to $8
use the Walgreens IVC coupon: $2/1 Dulcolax Balance Product


use $5/1 Dulcolax Balance All You May 2010 (exp 9/30/2010)
use the Walgreens IVC coupon: $2/1 Dulcolax Balance Product

Other Dulcolax coupons:
$3/1 Dulcolax Balance Bottle 9/12/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
$3/1 Dulcolax Balance 8/8/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/31/2010)

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Walgreens 9/12-9/18

Here is some great deals for Walgreens this week:

Colgate Dental Care $2.99, Earn a $2 RR when you buy one
Use $1/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste 9/12/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/2/2010) or
Use $0.40/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush 8/29/2010 SS Insert (exp 9/18/2010)
As low as free after coupon and register rewards

Aussie or Herbal Essences hair care $2.99, Earn a $1 RR when you buy one
Use $1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product 9/12/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
Pay $0.99 each after coupon and RR

Vicks Dayquil 2/$10, earn a $5 RR when you buy two
Use two $1.50/1 Vicks NyQuil 8/29/2010 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/2010)
Pay $2 for two after coupon and register rewards

Dulcolax 24ct pack or 4.1oz bottle $6.99
Use $5/1 Dulcolax Balance All You May 2010 (exp 9/30/2010) or
Use $3/1 Dulcolax Balance Bottle 9/12/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010) or
Use $3/1 Dulcolax Balance 8/8/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
STACK WITH $2/1 Dulcolax Balance Product Walgreens IVC
As low as free after coupons

Tylenol Precise $5.99 after in ad coupon
Use $2/1 Tylenol Precise Product 9/12/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/12/2010) or
$2/1 Tylenol Precise
Plus use $2/1 in store coupon
Pay $1.99 after coupons

Crest Glide Floss or Pro Health toothpaste $3.99
Use $1/1 Crest Glide Floss 8/29/2010 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/2010) or
Use $1/1 Crest Toothpaste 8/29/2010 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/2010)
STACK with $2/1 Crest Glide Floss Walgreens IVC or $2/1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste Walgreens IVC
Pay $0.99 each after coupons

Playtex Gentle Glide $3.99
Use $2/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons or
Use $1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons 9/12/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/24/2010)
STACK with $1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport Tampons Walgreens IVC
Pay as low a s$0.99 each after coupons

Thanks Common Sense With Money! For a full list of Walgreens deals this week, be sure to visit Common Sense With Money.

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September is National Coupon Month

September is National Coupon Month!

I know today is the 9th of the month and I'm a little late reminding you about this. School and football has kept me BUSY! But we are having fun. Here is a few fun facts for you.

Did you know that the first coupon was issued in 1887 by Coca-Cola for free samples to promote their drink?

C.W. Post distributed coupons worth 1 cent off his Grape Nuts cereal in 1895.

In the 1930’s, because of the depression, everyone was trying to save money in every way. Coupons were a way for Americans to pinch their pennies.

By 1965, half of Americans had used coupons.

1998 America celebrated its 1st National coupon month in September and continues to do so each year.

NOTE: It is prohibited by law to duplicate coupons by a copy machine other than for demonstration or educational purposes.

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HOT Printable September 2010 World Market Coupon

$10 off your purchase of $30 or more!

Offer valid 8/29/10-9/18/10. Discount valid on current selling price.

No discount on alcoholic beverages, gift cards and kitchen electrics. One coupon per customer per day.


Thanks CouponDad!

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Don't miss my latest giveaway!

Don't miss my current giveaway! You can enter here: Lotus Chemical Free Home Sanitizing System

Here's a quick review...

Take a step towards healthier living and live Chemical Free with the Lotus LSR100 Sanitizing System

The amazing Lotus LSR100 Sanitizing System from Tersano lets you turn on your faucet and treat your home to an effective sanitizer that safely wipes out germs, odors, stains, mold, mildew and pesticides -- all without chemicals.

Here are just a few more of the many uses for the Lotus Home Cleaning System:

- Remove Stains on Carpets, Upholstery and Fabric

- Sanitizes & cleans all kitchen counters including granite , Stainless Steel Appliances

- Kills mold & mildew

- Sanitize & deodorize trash cans and lids

- Sanitize & cleans windows & mirrors with no streaking

- Deodorizes & sanitizes pet beds/areas, closet odor, gym bag/shoe odors

- Disinfect toys, Baby Bottles, Pacifiers, Baby’s Highchair, crib mattresses, diaper pails

- Clean Personal Grooming Tools (toothbrushes, combs, brushes)

-Deodorize & sanitize bed mattresses!

- Sanitizes Fruits and Vegetables as well as Meat and Poultry (a friend of mine treats her chicken and pork chops! I've not cooked those yet, but I will be trying it also!)

This is not a newly released product! The Lotus Sanitizing System was recognized as one of the Best Inventions of 2006 by Time Magazine.

It was also tested by the Rachael Ray Human Lab team. Click on the Racheal Ray link above and watch the video for proof of it's sanitizing capabilities!

The system is:
FDA and USDA approved for food sanitation
EPA registered for produce and household surfaces
Non-abrasive; safe for use on non-porous surfaces
Kills 99.9-percent of:
E. Coli
Staphylococcus aureus (Listeria)
K. Pneumonia

And here's the best part for you.... Tersano is allowing me to giveaway a Lotus LSR100 System to one of my lucky readers! The giveaway is open to all U.S. and Canadian residents. The giveaway will end September 13, 2010 and midnight.